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Hello, hello! After a long, restful, much need break for the past three months, we are back on the blog today sharing Mackenzie & Andrew’s Poe Museum engagement session in Richmond, Virginia. We got back behind the camera last weekend and really enjoyed our time with these two cuties as we wandered around the Poe […]

Engagements / Couples

Mar 18, 2021

Poe Museum Engagement | Mackenzie & Andrew | Richmond, Virginia

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Best of Weddings 2020 | Hampton Roads Virginia Wedding Photographers Wow, 2020, where do I even begin? While the world as we knew it changed seemingly overnight, a few things in this world didn’t and one of those is love. Although it sounds like a cliché, we can’t begin to tell you how different these […]

Weddings

Dec 31, 2020

Best of Weddings 2020 | Hampton Roads Virginia Wedding Photographers

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Though 2020 has been a quite a tumultuous year, we so thankful for the clients who have chosen to support our small business despite the abnormal and uncertain year that it was. As we round out 2020, we wanted to pause and share some of our favorite engagement sessions, family sessions and couples sessions from […]

Anniversary

Dec 28, 2020

Best of Engagements & Sessions 2020 | Hampton Roads Virginia Wedding Photographers

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Though we have no idea where this year has gone, we are so excited that we are days away from Christmas! We wanted to share with you some of our favorite photos from this year’s Chesapeake Christmas Tree Farm mini sessions at Historic Greenbrier Farms. We had the great honor of photographing a record number […]

Family Sessions

Dec 24, 2020

Christmas Tree Farm Minis 2020 | Historic Greenbrier Farms | Chesapeake, VA

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Each year, our wedding season typically ends in November, when the breeze starts to get cold in southeastern Virginia, but this year we had Maddie & Taylor’s wedding just 6 days before Christmas. Maddie & Taylor got married on December 19, 2020 and it was a beautiful day in every way. They were surrounded by […]

Weddings

Dec 23, 2020

Virginia Beach Winter Wedding | Maddie & Taylor

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Hello, friends! It’s us, the Rowlands family. We’re Michael and Chelsea Rowlands, otherwise known as Rowlands Photography, and these are our two beautiful children, Isaiah (3 years) and Adaline (9 months). We often show other people’s special memories on our blog, but we wanted to share our Lake Meade Park family session photographed by our […]

Our Family

Dec 17, 2020

Rowlands Family Photos 2020 | Lake Meade Park | Suffolk, VA

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It’s time for one of our favorite blogs of the year – behind the scenes 2020! Year after year, this is a favorite for our clients, family and friends as they get a look behind the scenes of what we do on a wedding day. Even with all the photos we have, it doesn’t even […]

Behind the Scenes

Dec 15, 2020

Behind the Scenes 2020 | Hampton Roads VA Wedding Photographers

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I know what you’re thinking: “a family session on their wedding photography blog?” Though we don’t usually share family sessions on here, we decided to for two reasons: 1) We love the Parks family and we want to share how beautiful their pictures turned out. 2) We want to photograph more family sessions for others, […]

Family Sessions

Dec 8, 2020

Windsor Castle Park Family Session | Parks Family | Smithfield, VA

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There are few things that make us feel more honored than when a fellow wedding vendor chooses us to capture their wedding day. Caroline is a planner & coordinator with Night & Daye Events and when she contacted us to photograph her and Joe’s Vineyard Estate at New Kent Winery wedding, we were thrilled! Not […]

Weddings

Nov 19, 2020

Vineyard Estate at New Kent Winery Wedding | Caroline & Joe | New Kent, VA

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Of all the Woman’s Club of Portsmouth weddings that we’ve photographed, this one was one of the most relaxed wedding days we’ve had. Kelly & Jay had a small wedding party, a small guest list and a handful of wedding vendors who were all just excited to finally see them get married on November 13, […]

Weddings

Nov 18, 2020

Woman’s Club of Portsmouth Wedding | Kelly & Jarrielle | Portsmouth, Virginia

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